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    1. beyondbrics

      December 2, 2014

      "Foreigners" land top posts in Ukraine's new cabinet

      Two foreign-born investment fund managers and a reform-minded former official from the Caucasus republic of Georgia were on...

    2. September 2, 2014

      US and EU urge Israel to return West Bank land

      The US and EU urged Israel’s government on Tuesday to reverse its decision to appropriate nearly 1,000 acres of West Bank...

    1. August 26, 2014

      UAE and Egypt warned over air raids in Libya

      The UN’s newly appointed envoy to Libya on Tuesday warned that outside intervention would not prevent the country’s slide...

    2. August 13, 2014

      A hug cannot heal US split over Iraq

      Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton plan to “hug out” their differences at a mutual friend’s birthday party in the old-money...

    3. July 30, 2014

      US visa ban on Venezuela officials

      The US announced on Wednesday it is imposing travel restrictions on some Venezuelan government officials it accused of human...

    4. The World

      June 30, 2014

      Smart Reads June 30, 2014

      The FT’s Richard McGregor reports on how detainees at Guantánamo Bay are growing old in limbo. Algeria’s mostly French-bred...

    5. March 23, 2014

      We require a strategy not just a reaction to Russia

      In the west, the conversation is dominated by discussion of how to punish and isolate Russia for its role in the invasion...

    6. March 6, 2014

      US scorns Russia’s version of Crimean intervention

      If the first casualty of war is truth, then as far as the US State Department is concerned, hostilities have already broken...

    7. December 12, 2013

      Mandela, American public servant

      It was the most dramatic entrance I have ever seen. Nelson Mandela walked into the lobby of the US Department of State in...

    8. October 8, 2013

      China tops US as leading net oil importer

      China has overtaken the US to become the world’s largest net oil importer, according to US estimates, as its steady increase...

    9. The World

      September 26, 2013

      In the Picture: Terror in Africa

      Soldiers clear the top floor of the Westgate mall (CARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images) As Kenya began three days of national...

    10. August 9, 2013

      US oceanographer Dr Sylvia Earle

      Dr Sylvia Earle’s home, in the forested Oakland hills, just across the foggy bay from San Francisco, feels serene and...

    11. The World

      July 11, 2013

      Sergei Magnitsky - A reading list

      The case of Sergei Magnitsky has become a cause celebre for western critics of Vladimir Putin’s Russia. The dogged Russian...

    12. June 4, 2013

      US offers $3m-$7m rewards for terror information in west Africa

      The US State Department has offered rewards of between $3m and $7m for the leaders of four Islamist militant groups in west...

    13. May 31, 2013

      Tracking China’s air quality

      China’s problems with air pollution – particularly in Beijing – have been well documented. At points over this winter in...

    14. May 28, 2013

      Press freedom: A heavy-handed approach

      Bob Woodward used to place a flowerpot on his windowsill as a signal to Deep Throat to meet during the Watergate...

    15. May 10, 2013

      US orders website to remove 3D-printed handgun blueprints

      The US government has ordered the creator of the world’s first 3D-printed handgun to remove the blueprints from his website...

    16. The A-List

      April 3, 2013

      America is best to play its long game on North Korea

      I have been working on and following issues in Asia for more than 20 years from various vantages; from the US government...

    17. March 11, 2013

      Iran and Pakistan launch pipeline project

      Asif Ali Zardari and Mahmoud Ahmadi-Nejad, presidents of Pakistan and Iran, on Monday formally launched a $1.5bn pipeline...

    18. February 18, 2013

      Shale oil, Washington and the Middle East

      Will the US be able to say goodbye to its costly military involvement in the energy-rich Middle East because of the shale...

    19. January 30, 2013

      Audit raises fear US bought Iranian fuel

      An audit into US reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan has revealed the Pentagon may have inadvertently used taxpayers’...

    20. January 28, 2013

      Iran jails US pastor for eight years

      An American pastor who has been detained in Iran since September has been sentenced to eight years in prison, the US state...

    21. January 24, 2013

      Cross-sector partnerships aim to match skills and jobs

      The numbers of young people across the world without jobs have reached alarming levels. Governments, companies and civil...

    22. January 7, 2013

      Google chairman visits North Korea

      The chairman of Google, the world’s biggest internet search group, arrived on Monday in North Korea, a country which...

    23. December 12, 2012

      N Korea pulls off coup with rocket launch

      US President Barack Obama delivered a withering put-down on North Korea’s long-range rocket ambitions after a failed launch...

    24. November 7, 2012

      Foreign policy team faces shake-up

      President Barack Obama will immediately face some delicate decisions about his most important national security advisers,...

    25. October 16, 2012

      May in diplomatic rift with US on extradition

      Theresa May was at the centre of a diplomatic rift with the US on Tuesday night after Washington voiced irritation over...

    26. October 2, 2012

      Ahmadi-Nejad admits sanctions hurt Iran

      Mahmoud Ahmadi-Nejad, the Iranian president, has for the first time acknowledged that oil sales have declined because of...

    27. September 11, 2012

      US bolsters security after Libya raid

      The US stepped up security at embassies round the world and sent a contingent of marines to Libya after its ambassador was...

    28. beyondbrics

      August 3, 2012

      India's stop-gap solution to Iranian oil sanctions

      As sanctions on Iranian oil exports tighten, some relief for Tehran has come from the Indian government, which will support...

    29. beyondbrics

      June 29, 2012

      Welcome to Nadym: centre of the world

      Here’s a neat way of showing the shift in the balance of economic power. Beyondbrics was having a quick read of McKinsey’s...

    30. June 28, 2012

      Iran disguises tankers in sanctions game

      Over the past month, the bulk of Iran’s fleet of oil supertankers suddenly disappeared off the map. When they re-emerged on...

    31. beyondbrics

      May 24, 2012

      China's rich head for the exit

      There’s no denying that China has come a long way in terms of economic growth. But even as the country produces ever more...

    32. April 30, 2012

      Fate of Chen at core of US-China relations

      After Twitter protests and Facebook revolutions, here comes a YouTube diplomatic crisis about human rights. Chen Guangcheng,...

    33. April 12, 2012

      Aaron Chatterji, Fuqua School of Business

      Every week, a business school professor, an expert in his or her field, defines key terms on FT Lexicon, our online...

    34. March 16, 2012

      N Korea announces rocket launch

      North Korea says it will launch a long-range rocket next month in a move that could scupper a food aid deal struck with...

    35. March 4, 2012

      Entrepreneurs are taught the lessons of management

      Earlier this year a group of entrepreneurs held an indoor market at the Arizona campus of the Thunderbird School of Global...

    36. March 2, 2012

      Mexico defies US warnings to bask in tourist boom

      The bullets keep flying and the bodies keep piling up but more foreigners than ever are choosing to spend their holidays in...

    37. February 29, 2012

      N Korea agrees to suspend nuclear tests

      North Korea agreed on Wednesday to suspend nuclear tests, long-range missile launches and its activities at a key nuclear...

    38. February 23, 2012

      West confronts Syria’s treacherous mix

      Bashar al-Assad has pitilessly bombarded Homs for three weeks. If he wishes to raze rebel enclaves, such as Bab Amr, he...

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